The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published joint guidance in September 2021 about strategies for transitioning people out of non-congregate shelter (NCS) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and into safe, stable permanent housing.
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) hosted a webinar with HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) Division to discuss the guidance.
- What COVID-specific NCS is and how to request FEMA reimbursement for NCS costs;
- Why it is so important to have a strategy to re-house individuals and families experiencing homelessness sheltering in NCS in safe, stable permanent housing; and
- Strategies and resources that can be used to re-house individuals sheltering in NCS, including financial and community partners to help implement these strategies.